Have you received a letter or form from us asking you to confirm your details on the electoral register? Please don’t ignore it! By completing this form you’ll be all set to vote when election time comes around.
We’re urging all residents to check these electoral details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them.
Checking details like this is called the annual canvass.
The annual canvass is something we have to do every year by law and means that we contact every household in Wrexham to check the details we have for each property are correct. So that that everyone who is eligible to vote, can vote.
In recent years, more and more people have become eligible able to vote in Welsh elections so it’s important to make sure the register is up to date:
- In Wales, 16 and 17 year olds are able to vote in Senedd and local government elections, which means that 14 and 15 year old need to register too. If you have anyone living at your property that is aged 14 or older, they can now be added to the electoral register so that when they turn 16 they are able to vote in these elections.
- All foreign nationals, that are legally living in Wales, are also able to vote. Previously it has only been British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizens. This means if you’re from a country other than these you can now vote at these elections.
Ian Bancroft, electoral registration officer at Wrexham Council, said: “The annual canvass is our way of making sure that the information on the electoral register for every address is accurate. Please keep an eye out for communications form Wrexham Council and follow the instructions to make sure you don’t lose your say at the next election.
“If you don’t hear from the council, you might not be on the register. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
You have until November 30 to let us know if anything on your form has changed.